Photo Credits: Nickelodeon / Betsy Hanson
Bullying has become such a worldwide epidemic; and it is up to all of us to help put an end to bullying! There are so many incredibly inspiring teens who are doing extraordinary things to HALO (Help And Lead Others), just like Florida teen, Jaylen Arnold! In an all new episode of Nickelodeon’s spectacular and influential show, The HALO Effect, the episode profiles Jaylen Arnold and his excellent, anti-bullying organization, Jaylen’s Challenge Foundation, which is set to air on February 22nd at 8:30 PM ET / PT on Nickelodeon.
In addition to all of the stupendous shows, award shows and slime-tastic fun Nickelodeon brings to all of its viewers, Nickelodeon is also known for inspiring everyone to help make the world a better place, and continues to do so with their exceptional show, The HALO Effect, which airs monthly and is hosted by Sydney Park. The show is executive produced by Nick Cannon and NCredible Entertainment as well as Morgan Spurlock, Richard Arlook, Jeremy Chilnick, Matthew Galkin and Ethan Goldman of Warrior Poets.
After being a victim of bullying, Jaylen Arnold wanted to help others who have gone through bullying as well and he created his organization, Jaylen’s Challenge Foundation, which already has taught over 130,000 children how to recognize bullying and to appreciate each other’s differences.
In “Jaylen’s Challenge,” “Arnold fights bullying with words and experience instead of fighting back physically. At the age of 8, he was bullied so severely because of his Tourette’s tics that he had to leave school for three months. Upon his return, Arnold wanted to help other kids that were being bullied so he created the Jaylen’s Challenge Foundation. His organization is dedicated to promoting awareness and prevention of bullying through education and community service. Arnold goes around the country giving presentations and workshops on the effects of bullying and how to stop it. He also helps kids create Jaylen’s Challenge Ambassador Clubs in their schools to help spread his “Bullying No Way” message.” (source: press release)
Nickelodeon’s The HALO Effect will award Jaylen Arnold a $10,000 grant to his organization. With every episode of The HALO Effect, the profiled teen brings out a “HALO Effect Challenge” for viewers to show their support and participate in. Jaylen Arnold is asking all of YOU to post a selfie or a video of you performing a random act of kindness – how magnificent!
More on The HALO Effect: “The HALO Effect launched in 2013 as a year-round initiative recognizing one deserving teen every month for their work to help and lead others in their community. The initiative was built upon Nickelodeon’s HALO Awards, an annual concert event honoring young community leaders with a grant for their organization and scholarship funds. To date, more than 50 teens across the country have been honored and have received more than $400,000 in grants to fund their non-profit organizations.” (source: press release)
Be sure to tune in to an all new episode of Nickelodeon’s sensational show, The HALO Effect titled, “Jaylen’s Challenge” on Monday, February 22nd at 8:30 PM ET / PT! Comment below and tell me or tweet me at @alexisjoyvipacc, what is the most recent random act of kindness you performed?
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